University of Wolverhampton
The University of Wolverhampton dates back to the Wolverhampton Tradesmen’s and Mechanics’ Institute which was founded in 1827. In 1969 a merger with the Municipal School of Art created Wolverhampton Polytechnic and it gained university status in 1992. Its main campus is in the centre of Wolverhampton with additional campuses in Walsall and Telford.
It has over 21,000 students including around 2,500 international students from more than 130 nations. It has been ranked in the top 1000 global universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has also been placed in the top 150 UK universities by The Guardian, The Times/Sunday Times and the Complete University Guide.
EmployabilityAlmost 87% of graduates were employed, in education, or running their own business 15 months after graduation, according to the latest Graduate Outcomes report. It also showed almost 68% of graduates were in highly skilled professions, with 77% working within the West Midlands. Its Careers, Enterprise & The Workplace team is available for 1-2-1 appointments to discuss career plans, develop skills to help make those plans happen. The university also runs a mentoring scheme, where students can connect with alumni and share in their professional knowledge and expertise.
It is known as The University of Opportunity and lives up to this with its commitment to inclusion and diversity. Over 40% of its students are over 25 years old on enrolment and its staff provide networks and resources to benefit gender, disability, race, and lifestyle. </span></span> </span></span>
The University of Wolverhampton has been awarded four stars in the latest QS Stars international rating system. It offers over 250 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by international professional bodies. </span></span> </span></span>
The University of Wolverhampton has invested in the development of its facilities over the past five years. New facilities include the Business School, state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin Building and Springfield Campus, which is dedicated to architecture and built environment. </span></span> </span></span>